Horsham man charged with luring underage girl on Facebook, having sex with her

Richard Blong is charged with Statutory Sexual Assault and related offenses.

Jim Melwert
October 11, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Richard Blong

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A Horsham, Montgomery County man is charged with using social media to proposition underage girls for photos, allegedly even meeting up in-person with one teenager. 

Richard Blong, 27, is accused of contacting three girls, ages 14-17, on Facebook and trading illicit photos. According to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, he met one of the girls, a 15-year-old, at his home in Horsham and had sex with her.

The other two girls, who did not live in Pennsylvania, never met with Blong.

“Parents need to be vigilant in monitoring their children’s activities on these sites like Facebook or Instagram," said Montgomery County DA Kevin Steele, "because people who would otherwise prey on children are on these sites.”

According to the criminal complaint, in one case, Blong was trading messages with a girl who told him she was 15 years old. After they traded nude photos, he received a message from the account saying it’s the girl’s grandmother and that she is calling police.

Facebook notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited children in late September and that sparked the investigation.

Blong is charged with Statutory Sexual Assault, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Unlawful Contact with a Minor, Sexual Abuse of Children and related offenses.